DV writes: “What did the Pope mean when he said in the Letter to the Bishops on Some Aspects of Christian Meditation that body positions coupled with breathing and meditation could lead to a kind of mental schizophrenia which could also lead to psychic disturbances and, at times, to moral deviations. I would like a deeper understanding of what he was warning about.”
Although Eastern meditation practices are being sold wholesale to the public as a panacea for everything from stress to digestive issues, experts say there can be very real – and very serious – consequences to these mind-control techniques.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
After decades of his own involvement, Father Bill Kneemiller, a Catholic priest and former teacher of transcendental meditation, is issuing a strong warning to the faithful about the dangers of dabbling in Eastern meditation techniques.